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Report: Falcons' Moore charged with battery

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Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore was charged with simple battery Thursday after he was arrested in Fulton County, Ga., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

According to the newspaper, Moore was booked into Fulton County Jail, but no further details were available.

The Falcons issued a statement that read, "We are aware of the situation involving William Moore and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time."

Moore, 27, and the Falcons agreed to terms on a five-year, $30 million contract in March. According to the Journal-Constitution, $14 million is guaranteed.

Moore had 105 tackles and four interceptions last season and was a Pro Bowl alternate, even though he missed four games with a hamstring injury.

The Falcons' second-round pick in 2009 out of Missouri, Moore saw little action as a rookie, then started 15, 11 and 12 games the past three seasons. He had a career-high five interceptions in 2010.

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